UK Comedy

What Can We Gain From Taking Risks?

Leanne Davis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

After a whole load of deaths (though clearly not my own) and other unhappy endings in 2012, I came to realise that I could worry all I like - my anxiety will rarely prevent the bad times but will likely inhibit the good.

You Know You're A Student Journalist When..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

You know you're a student journalist when... Stay tuned for our next dollop of "you know you're a student when.." ...

Another TV Comedy Panel Show

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

David Mitchell launched his new TV comedy panel show, Was It Something I Said? on Channel 4 last week, and whilst many people may be looking forward...

LOOK: University Professor Rips Off Shirt, Superman Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

What happened when one exasperated professor reached the end of his tether with his students? The t-shirt says it all. No, it really does. V...

What Should The Pope Wear Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

The Pope doesn't care about offbeat headwear - it's part of his job. Yet Francis, who has already proved he's not your traditional Vicar of Christ on ...

News Punch: Raining Diamonds - Branson's Island

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

If the divide between rich and poor needed to be brought sharply into focus any more than it already is, then Richard Branson feeling hard done by about receiving criticism over his Virgin Island home maybe, possibly being a tax haven - which it isn't, because he told everyone so - sharpens that focus like a magnifying lens on an ant who's fallen on hard times.

The Kidnap of Putin's Bottom

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

When Russia arrested the crew of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in September for trying to mount a demonstration on an oil rig in the Barents Sea, it's fair to say that most of the earth's population felt relief that finally one of the world's largest military powers had found the courage to stand up to the bullying tactics of thirty environmental protestors armed with banners...

WATCH: Apartment Re-Creates Amazing Snake Game With Lights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rumour goes it's a student apartment, and, although we can't confirm this, we thought we'd share it with you anyway - because it's darn amazing. So...

Airport Kangaroo Wrestled To The Ground

Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

Staff at Melbourne airport in Australia had a surprise customer - a kangaroo. The unlikely traveller - nicknamed Cyrus - somehow managed to hop in...

Pickles On Tour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Nevada to Arizona, LA to San Francisco - our Eric Pickles has been a busy man, jet-setting across sunny California for the past five weeks. Except....

The Immature Housemate Vs the Old Man Housemate

Robert Bradley | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Bradley

Living in a shared house with 6 people, I face an identical fate that many a fellow Londoner faces at 7pm. They, like me, remove themselves from the politics of work into an entirely new playing field of mixed characters and upbringings, making both our values somewhat lopsided.

Four-Step Guide: How To Bag Your Roomie

Sofie Hagen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

You have heard him fart, masturbate and laugh at Adam Sandler movies. He has heard you fall in the shower, have conversations with inanimate objects a...

Top Five Weird Beauty Trends

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Lizzie Cernik

Once upon a time in a far off land, nobody gave a flying badger what your foo looked like on the beach. But when the body police at Playboy magazine decided sex appeal was largely based on possession of triple Z breasts and fluorescent orange skin, looks management became more important... So what are the most popular weird beauty trends of the selfie age?

Introducing.. Cat High: The Yearbook

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's bizarre, but it's comedy gold. A yearbook discovered in a thrift store for 75 cents featuring nothing but.. cats. Including everything from ra...

Mr Blobby's Great British Bake Off

Colin McQuistan | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

I was watching The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 the other night and really liked its cheery tone. And this got me thinking "I bet Mr Blobby would LOVE cooking on The Great British Bake Off!"

Benedict Cumberbatch And Jimmy Fallon Swap Alan Rickman Impressions

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

If you thought Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had become 'big' in Britain, his turn as Khan in the recent Star Trek sequel, as well as his current...

I Have Seen the Future of Film and It Is 'Ghost Shark'

Pete Cashmore | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pete Cashmore

At first, Ghost Shark is grimly predictable in his choice of attack locations. But as the film unfolds and you start to become aware that you are watching something special unfurl in front of you like an orchid opening to accept the rays of the morning sun, the locations become loopier and loopier.

Best GIFs Of The Week Created By Our Picture Desk

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland, Matthew Tucker and Tahira Mirza | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days includes a special appearance from the Cookie Monster on Newsnight, a freakish 'cat' robot and Riha...

News Punch: Bridget Jones' Del Boy

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Sometimes a story comes along that just screams out to be given the News Punch treatment and a cock up at the printers which led to copies of the new ...

A Gay Comedian's Take on Love and Life

Bytestories | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Being in a relationship with another woman can have it perks. Borrowing clothes, no pash rashes, and having a good long chat about periods without someone fainting. Or turning on the cricket to restore balance. But it can also have its drawbacks.

Funny Women Take on the Sausage Fest - Week One

Karen Regn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Karen Regn

In the first week of the (nearly) 28-day cycle of comedy, which organisers only began planning in May, over 550 people have caught festival gigs, with more than 300 tickets already sold for gigs in the coming weeks. With a growing buzz, the atmosphere, they say, is "electric".

Bloody British

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

On Saturday morning, we had a guy come round our flat to put up some picture frames up and do some general drilling. The embarrassment of being nearly 29 and not be able to do these things myself is a different matter. What proceeded to happen left me feeling even worse with myself.

News Punch: New York Pumpkin Theft / Geldof Says The World Is Ending

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

October, millions of us are trying to quit smoking, Peter Higgs has won the Nobel Prize for Physics and Halloween is just around the corner, as are th...

Loud Music: Bursts Your Eardrums and Bursts My Brain

Paul Charlton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Do you own a phone with accompanying ear/headphones, or perhaps an iPod/ equivalent MP3-type device? Yes? Ok, well do you ever ride public transport as well? If the answer to these questions is yes, then there's a chance this rant is aimed at you...

WATCH: How To Cope With A Fire Alarm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

When the fire alarm goes off, most of us scamper outside and relish the 10 minute respite from that yawningly boring lecture. But not these guys. O...